Bailey Sullivan Is Busy
Sullivan's pieces sometimes read as folk art for the modern age. "I’m obsessed with old European floral illustrations," she says. "My husband spent a few years living in Budapest as a child; awhile back I was searching online for something special from that area for him and I came across all of these amazing vintage Hungarian floral stamps and embroideries. I instantly connected with that imagery and how graphic and bright the flowers were and how they were stylized in a way that feels more decorative than a realistic still life."
Sullivan drew the sardine illustration on a whim as a personal project. Years later, an agency designing packaging for the grocery chain Tesco found it and asked her to adapt the concept for the store's sardine tins. "It was a fun, full-circle project."